For the millions of Americans who start their day by stumbling groggily into the kitchen for that morning fix of joe, the automatic coffee maker has been nothing short of a godsend. Long gone are the days of waiting for the water to boil on stove, painstakingly measuring out the grounds one scoop at a time, pouring slowly from the kettle – and hopefully being awake enough not to spill scaling liquid everywhere in the process.
Today’s world is all about presets and programming, with virtually every drip machine on the market offering the unprecedented convenience of timer-based operation. Indeed, it sometimes seems that the latest generation of coffee makers does just about everything short of raising the mug to your eager lips.
Technology, of course, is never without its dark side, and these marvels of engineering that so many of us take for granted are no exception. A major manufacturer and distributor of coffee makers recently issued a massive recall on one of their models after receiving numerous customer complaints of the machine exploding.
These particular units can apparently accumulate mineral buildup that causes them to malfunction in dramatic fashion. Some 17 cases by understandably upset buyers have included reports of first-degree burns across the body, including on the arms, legs, hands, and abdomen.
A jet of scalding water is not the wake-up call most of us have in mind when reaching for the coffee pot. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product such as a drip coffee maker, you deserve to know about your legal rights and options. Contact an experienced Stevens Point personal injury lawyer at the offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-2-HABUSH.